Celebrating Democrats Delivering for YOU

LGBTQ+ Accomplishments
Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act – 2022
Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act – 2009
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repealed – 2011
The Democratic Party includes support for same-sex marriage in its national platform – 2012
Ban on transgender people serving openly in the U.S. military is lifted – 2016

  • Ban reinstated under Trump
  • Ban again lifted by Biden – 2021

Pete Buttigieg becomes first openly gay cabinet member -2021
First Senate confirmation of openly transgender federal official, Dr Rachel Levine
PrEP now considered preventative and available without insurance
Pride Proclamations every year and LGBTQ+ section of the White House website under Democratic Presidents
President Biden first to campaign in a LGBTQ+ bar
All openly LGBTQ+ Florida legislators have been Democrats
The Hillsborough County LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus was the only one to endorse Rep Michele Rayner in the 2020 primary.
1998 – President Clinton signs executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation for federal civilian employees

Other Accomplishments

  • CHIPS and Science Act
  • Inflation Reduction Act
    • Caps seniors’ out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs at $2,000 per year and ensures no senior on Medicare will pay over $35 per month for insulin. Shingles shot is now free.
    • Multiple ways of combating climate change
  • Bipartisan Safer Communities Act – first significant gun violence reduction legislation in 30 years
  • Reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act
  • Infrastructure bill
  • Appointment of first Hispanic woman and first Black woman to the Supreme Court
  • Affordable Care Act
  • First woman Speaker of the House
  • First Black Party Leader

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